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Thousands of children in Harrow to access activity programmes for free

This summer, thousands of children and young people across Harrow will be accessing activity programmes for free.

The initiative is through the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme with each programme providing a fresh nutritious meal each day for every child participating.

Harrow-based London Community Kitchen, are offering training in Food Hygiene, Health & Safety, and Food preparation in the run up to summer, followed with paid work (minimum wage) helping to prepare and deliver the food for HAF.


They are actively looking for trainees right now, with the training starting on June 13th.

The programme is open to anyone over the age of 18 accessing Universal Credit or Jobseeker’s Allowance, but young people specifically are being encouraged to apply. Trainees will gain valuable experience working in a kitchen environment, great team skills and make a real impact feeding children and young people over the summer holidays.

This is a great opportunity to take first steps into a career in catering, opening the doors to a whole range of future job prospects.

To apply, send you can forward your CV to: Xcite@harrow.gov.uk

Funded by the Department for Education, the HAF Programme in Harrow is organised by Harrow Council and the Young Harrow Foundation.

This year, additional funding from the DVS Foundation and support from Harrow School has meant that the programme is no longer exclusive to children eligible for free school meals, with spaces open for even more children to get involved.

Parents and guardians can register now for updates as soon as the holiday activities go live at the website below:


You can see videos of Harrow’s HAF programmes in action HERE

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